Do you know what the most important thing you have currently is?
No, it’s not your money.
As much as you would like to believe, it is not your mobile phone or social media.
It is the current moment you are in. Not just the most important, if you look at it properly, this present moment is all that you have. The future hasn’t happened yet, and the past is left far behind. So the only place you ever realistically exist in is the present moment. And that is why you need to savor the moment you are in. You need to fully and wholly be present at this moment and make the most out of it.
However, as humans, it’s almost inevitable to feel stuck regretting the past and dreaming of the future. We keep obsessing over what we could have done differently to make a difference rather than actually doing it at the moment we have. All this reflection and preparation for the future is good, but in the process of it, we lose sight of the most important thing we have – the present.
Learning to truly savor the moment you are in allows you to have a greater sense of calm, clarity, and positivity. By allowing you to be more engaged in the activities, you are currently doing and the people you are talking with, savoring the moment will enable you to become a much healthier and more efficient version of yourself. Let us learn about the best ways to savor the moment you are in.
1. Celebrate the little things.
Think of the smallest things that help you smile daily – plants, flowers, dogs, or colorful skies. Now try to be more thankful for these little things and celebrate their existence. It doesn’t have to be anything too grand. Just a small acknowledgment of the presence of these little things that make you happy is enough to keep you grounded. So be it the perfect coffee or your favorite blanket – take a second to appreciate their perfect presence in the present moment.
2. Enjoy moments of silence.
In the daily hustle and bustle of our lives, silence is something that we don’t experience very frequently. Think about it, when was the last time you actually experienced a few minutes of silence? In order to learn to savor the moments, one needs to embrace moments of silence and not try to fill them with everyday noises. Yes, music and podcasts are great. But they are taking you away from the moment you are currently in. On the other hand, finding peace and calm in silence allows you to reflect and get in touch with your emotions. So the next time you come across moments of silence, enjoy them.
3. Talk to people (actual face-to-face conversations).
The immense digital revolution has changed how we connect with people. It is much easier to send a picture, message, or meme to a person than actually meet them in person. We can go on for days and weeks without meeting our loved ones. Connecting with your friends and family will help you feel more present. Yes, texting and calling are great sometimes. But nothing ever beats the moments of pure joy spent in the company of the people you love.
Read more: Why Friends Are Important For Your Mental Health.
We hope these ideas will help you learn how to savor the present moment and live it to the fullest. The key idea is to learn that life is all about being here at this very moment. It is the choices, decisions, and ability to laugh, breathe, and focus on where you are currently.
Mindfulness is another great way to learn how to savor every moment and live it to the fullest. To learn more about mindfulness, click here.
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